Definitions

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  • noun UK, informal A supporter of Gordon Brown, or his economic or political policies
  • adjective Of, or relating to Brownites, or Gordon Brown's government and policies.

Etymologies

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From the surname of Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister 2007-2010.

Examples

  • It was already stretched by the inability of Blair to control "Brownite" rebels and a further re-capitation will tear the remaining tendrils between the form of government and its legitimacy.

    Sources of Authority Ancient and Modern

  • A few weeks ago, he set up a weekly strategy meeting involving Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell and Philip Gould - the Blairites refused to go when they discovered that he was planning a separate session the following day with Ed Balls and the old 'Brownite' cabal.

    Divide and be conquered

  • Comp-arse, it is not, as many Labourites erroneously belive, some kind of Brownite think tank.

    Attack Compass

  • A few weeks ago, he set up a weekly strategy meeting involving Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell and Philip Gould - the Blairites refused to go when they discovered that he was planning a separate session the following day with Ed Balls and the old 'Brownite' cabal.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Next week there'll most likely be some "Brownite" measure to redress the balance.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Next week there'll most likely be some "Brownite" measure to redress the balance.

    A political hybrid?

  • We have long suspected that Rhodri is a 'Brownite' and what better way to indicate this to voters than by association with 'brownies'.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • We have long suspected that Rhodri is a 'Brownite' and what better way to indicate this to voters than by association with 'brownies'.

    Rhodri comes off the fence for Brown.

  • True, there have been some very "Brownite" supporting editorials recently but I thought they just hated Blair's guts and would support anyone over him.

    Gordon Brown: Fit for Office?

  • The "Brownite" Nick Brown takes over as chief whip.

    EU Referendum

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